No they aren't. Nintendo did that themselves.
It takes a considerable amount of effort to optimize games written for the PS3 and/or 360 to fit in the Wii's hardware limitations. It's like writing a brand new game for a brand new PC then having to make it run on a Pentium 1 running DOS.
Nintendo should have put more effort into improving the hardware. They should have used a little bit more powerful processor and a better GPU with high definition support. 1 That would decrease the amount of re-tooling necessary, which decreases production cost and time, which in turn looks good for the bean counters and executives. (It's all about money.) The only reason the Wii is seventh (eighth?) generation is time. Hardware-wise it's more comparable to the Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube. That's why you're basically getting first party franchises, minigames, and shovelware PS2 ports; the Wii can't handle games written for its competition.
Sorry if you don't like that statement, but that's my opinion.
I don't particularly care for the Wii, but if you guys like it that's fine. Smile To each their own.
psssst bic, your bais is showing
but on a more serious note you are sorta missing the point, yes the wii is graphically inferior to the ps3 and xbox 360, its only slightly more powerful than the original xbox and rougly twice as powerful as the gamecube which is a significant improvement from the previous generation. yes having HD would be nice but look at some of the games that came out on the gamecube, RE4, metroid prime, rogue squadron etc, all looked AMAZING. and the wii is more powerful still!
i dont think 3rd party devs are trying to sabotage the wii, they just arent trying
its almost like bic said. the wii is a HUGE sucess and they are trying to cash in as fast as possible by shoving out halfassed ports and shovelware crap and putting no real effort into the games they are making because they will sell regardless.
bic, this may come as a supprise but not all 3rd party games are ports from ps3/xbox360
of course multi console titles, when there is such a huge difference in each system, are going to SUCK dont blame it on the wiis lack of horsepower blame it on lazy devs, there are some games that look good on 360 and look like crap on ps3 because the devs didnt work very hard on the port they just shoved it out the door, it goes both ways.